The Economic and financial crimes commission EFCC, Gombe Zonal office secured the conviction and sentenced of one Adamu Babawuro Shuaibu before Justice SA’AD Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on one count charge bordering on cheating.
The suspect was arrested by EFCC operatives on 23, May 2016 at Hammadu kafi area in Gombe via a petition submitted by one Honorouble Mamman Alkali of Kaltungo town. Also Read; EFCC Arraigns Chief Medical Director, Six Others for alleged N85 million fraud
It was alleged that the suspect collected the sum of N500,000.00 from the complainant in order to supply timber “MADRID” from Taraba state which he failed.
He was arraigned on 6 February, 2017 and he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecution counsel opened his case by calling witnesses and all the necessary documents related to the transaction.
The case was slated today for continuing of hearing, when matter was called the accuse decided to change his plea to guilty. In view of that, the prosecution counsel Zarami Muhammad urged the court convict and sentence the accuse according to law.
In his judgement, justice Sa’ad found the accuse guilty by his pronouncement, therefore sentenced him to six months imprisonment. However, he gave the convict an option of N40,000 fine. He also ordered the restitution of N500,000.00